LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rivalry Games, maker of Rivalry Fantasy Sports, announced today that its mobile app will be the first to offer Super Bowl fantasy football. Available on iOS and Android devices, Rivalry Fantasy Sports will allow fans to compete for points or cash during Super Bowl XLIX. Beginning today, fans can select their six-man teams for game day.
Launched in 2014, Rivalry Games is making fantasy football, basketball and baseball accessible for all sports fans. Unlike most fantasy leagues, which require extensive knowledge of the sport and a season long commitment to their team, Rivalry Fantasy Sports lets fans create and field fantasy teams one game at a time. Users can challenge Facebook friends or strangers in head-to-head duels, four-person matchups and tournaments with 10, 20, 50 or 100 players.
For every fantasy football game, including the Super Bowl, users can select a six-man team with one quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and defensive player. Users can choose any player they wish – there is no draft or salary cap. Rivalry Fantasy Sports relies on a proprietary scoring system that rewards riskier picks. For example, in a matchup between Seattle TE Luke Willson and New England TE Rob Gronkowski, Willson would earn a 3x multiplier on his receiving yards. In other words, Gronkowski would earn one point per 10 yards while Willson would earn three.
While users can play for free, entry for cash games ranges from $1 to $100. A credit card or PayPal account can be used to pay entry fees and receive cash rewards. Because all tournaments are capped at a maximum of 10 to 100 competitors, the odds of victory are much higher than in tournaments with tens of thousands of people. For new and experienced fantasy sports participants, the app is extremely easy to use. Anyone can create a team and enter a competition in less than 60 seconds.
"Millions of Americans watch the Super Bowl, but normally, only a small percentage of viewers really care about the outcome," said Justin Bauer, co-founder and CEO of Rivalry Games. "Whether you play for pride or cash, Rivalry Fantasy Sports will make the Super Bowl way more exciting than usual. Pick your fantasy team, root for your players and hopefully earn some cash."
Rivalry Fantasy Sports users can now create their Super Bowl fantasy teams. Download the iOS app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rivalry-fantasy-sports-daily/id795392307 or visit www.rivalrygames.com to download the Android version.
About Rivalry Games
Rivalry Games is on a mission to make sports more fun for everyone. Our core fantasy product, Rivalry Fantasy Sports, is the first of its kind: a mobile iOS and Android app that offers single game fantasy football, baseball and basketball. Users can play for free or compete for cash prizes. It's as simple as choosing a game, drafting a team of six players and challenging your friends or other fans. Rivalry Games also develops The League: Daily Fantasy Football, the official game of The League, FXX's hit TV show.
For more info: Download the app at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rivalry-fantasy-sports-daily/id795392307 or www.rivalrygames.com, Like us at www.facebook.com/RivalryGames and Follow us at www.twitter.com/RivalryGames.
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